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    Book Review: Social Theory for Alternative Societies by Matt Dawson

Book Review: Social Theory for Alternative Societies by Matt Dawson

In Social Theory for Alternative Societies, Matt Dawson shows how alternatives have been a feature of sociological thinking since its […]

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    The Materiality of Research: ‘Textual Autopoiesis: Extending Minds and Selves’ by Miranda Anderson

The Materiality of Research: ‘Textual Autopoiesis: Extending Minds and Selves’ by Miranda Anderson

In this feature essay, Miranda Anderson reflects on how notions of the mind and the self, and the key role […]

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    Book Review: The Language Animal: The Full Shape of the Human Linguistic Capacity by Charles Taylor

Book Review: The Language Animal: The Full Shape of the Human Linguistic Capacity by Charles Taylor

In The Language Animal: The Full Shape of the Human Linguistic Capacity, seminal philosopher Charles Taylor examines the central role […]

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    Book Review: The Trouble with Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis by Aaron Schuster

Book Review: The Trouble with Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis by Aaron Schuster

In The Trouble with Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis, Aaron Schuster explores Gilles Deleuze’s complex relationship with psychoanalysis, in particular […]

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    Book Review: Presumed Intimacy: Para-Social Relationships in Media, Society and Celebrity Culture by Chris Rojek

Book Review: Presumed Intimacy: Para-Social Relationships in Media, Society and Celebrity Culture by Chris Rojek

What kind of relationships are fostered by contemporary network society and celebrity culture? In Presumed Intimacy: Para-Social Relationships in […]

Book Review: The Philosophy of Design by Glenn Parsons

In The Philosophy of Design, Glenn Parsons provides a well-structured discussion of the philosophy of design, drawing upon his […]

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    Book Review: Be Creative: Making A Living in the New Culture Industries by Angela McRobbie

Book Review: Be Creative: Making A Living in the New Culture Industries by Angela McRobbie

In Be Creative: Making a Living in the New Culture Industries, Angela McRobbie addresses how the encouragement to foster […]

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    Book Review: Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else by David Balzer

Book Review: Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else by David Balzer

If everything can be ‘curated’, what happens to the figure of the curator? In the award-winning book, Curationism: How […]

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    Book Review: Book Review: Rituparno Ghosh: Cinema, Gender and Art edited by Sangeeta Datta, Kaustav Bakshi and Rohit K. Dasgupta

Book Review: Book Review: Rituparno Ghosh: Cinema, Gender and Art edited by Sangeeta Datta, Kaustav Bakshi and Rohit K. Dasgupta

Rituparno Ghosh: Cinema, Gender and Art is the first scholarly study undertaken on Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh. Editors Sangeeta Datta, Kaustav […]

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    The Materiality of Research: ‘The Materiality of Facts and Fiction: Recomposing Myself from the Sickbed’ by Charlotte Wegener

The Materiality of Research: ‘The Materiality of Facts and Fiction: Recomposing Myself from the Sickbed’ by Charlotte Wegener

In this feature essay, Charlotte Wegener ‘recomposes’ her writing from her sickbed. Drawing inspiration from the work of novelist A.S. […]

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    Book Review: Curators of Cultural Enterprise: A Critical Analysis of a Creative Business Intermediary by Philip Schlesinger, Melanie Selfe and Ealasaid Munro

Book Review: Curators of Cultural Enterprise: A Critical Analysis of a Creative Business Intermediary by Philip Schlesinger, Melanie Selfe and Ealasaid Munro

Curators of Cultural Enterprise: A Critical Analysis of a Creative Business Intermediary presents a detailed portrait of the Cultural […]

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    Book Review: The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries edited by Candace Jones, Mark Lorenzen and Jonathan Sapsed

Book Review: The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries edited by Candace Jones, Mark Lorenzen and Jonathan Sapsed

The creative industries are on the rise across the globe and their economic importance is also increasing. Through their […]

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    #IWD2016 Book Review: Haydée Santamaría, Cuban Revolutionary: She Led By Transgression by Margaret Randall

#IWD2016 Book Review: Haydée Santamaría, Cuban Revolutionary: She Led By Transgression by Margaret Randall

While many histories of the Cuban Revolution focus on Che Guevara, Fidel Castro and Celia Sánchez, in her new book […]

Monthly Roundup Special: LSE Lit Fest 2016 In Review

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Missed any of February 2016’s LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival? This year’s event, which ran between Monday 22nd […]

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    #IWD2016 Book Review: Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema by Sophie Mayer

#IWD2016 Book Review: Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema by Sophie Mayer

Looking for more films that pass the Bechdel Test? Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema is a fiercely political […]

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